This Day In History
This Day In History
Monday, April 6, 2020

«My Fair Lady»

March 15, 1956

<i>My Fair Lady</i> premiered...
My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a well born lady. The musical's 1956 Broadway production was a hit, setting what was then the record for the longest run of any major musical theatre production in history. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version, and numerous revivals. It has been called "the perfect musical".
My Fair Lady
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